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Wednesday August 13, 2003
01:46 PM

OS X Address Book freeze?

Has anyone had issues with the OS X Address Book? All of a sudden, mine has gotten into the habit of freezing for five minutes before I can start using it (after that it's fine). I only have four people in it... Deleting its Library files and relaunching it doesn't change anything. This causes Mail to do the same (it waits for five minutes when "Loading Address Book" before becoming usable).

This is quite a bummer, I'd just decided that I'd start using more native apps (as opposed to mostly unixish stuff) to see if it worked. Hmmm, it's not working :(

Tuesday August 12, 2003
08:17 AM


Wednesday July 16, 2003
02:16 AM

Twenty Lies

I still fail to get how lying about a blow job can be a major scandal but lying about killing and stealing from people can be ok.

Monday June 30, 2003
11:13 AM

Temperature in France

I was reading through OS X Hacks and fell upon a cool hack: five lines of Perl to call a remote SOAP service, and a little applescript for it to respond to voice commands and answer by telling you the temperature outside.

Unfortunately, it's US centric and only takes US zipcodes :( Anyone know of a similar SOAP service for other countries?

Monday June 23, 2003
08:44 AM


Thursday June 19, 2003
08:28 AM

Text editors for OS X

Are there any decent ones? I mean really decent ones, like TextPad or Kate. None of that emacs, or vi, or bbedit sillyness. Thanks for any pointers!

Wednesday May 28, 2003
04:59 AM

WMDs Found!

Thursday May 22, 2003
04:37 AM


If you have a minute, please go to and vote for SVG! Help save the world! Thanks :)

Tuesday April 22, 2003
03:40 AM


Thursday April 17, 2003
05:34 AM